Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Belly Dance Winter 2011
Washington DCJCC

Belly Dancing with Sahara Dance

Beginner I Belly Dance Technique (8 weeks)
January 10 - February 28

SaharaMondays, 8:15-9:15 pm with Omoladun
Cost: $140

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This course is designed for students new to belly dance or seeking a belly dance refresher. No dance experience necessary.

Students will learn basic belly dance technique, including posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations and traveling steps. Class will include a brief introduction to the history, context, and philosophy of belly dance, as well as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Choreography will be taught to incorporate new movements.

Two separate and distinct Beginner I Technique classes will be offered each semester. Beginner I Technique (Zeina) is offered in the first half of each semester; Beginner I Technique (Aziza) is offered in the second half of each semester. Each course will run 8 weeks, and together provide a complete introduction to belly dance.

Second session classes will meet March 3-April 27 (8 weeks).
(No class April 18)

Sahara Dance class structure is based on a Western format of clear movement breakdowns, drilling the basics, hands on corrections and integrating movements through combinations, choreography and improvisational exercises.

No prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing.  Hip scarf optional.

Presented in partnership with Sahara Dance, Washington DC's Center for Middle Eastern Dance.

To register, visit and choose the "Dupont Circle" tab.

For more information, contact or (202) 362-4400.

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Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Repeat every week until 02/28/2011

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